Realme targets up to 25% share of India’s smartphone sales during festive season

NEW DELHI :
Chinese smartphone company Realme is targeting 20-25% share of smartphone sales in India during the festive season with its expansive lineup of products, a top company official said.

The company, which competes aggressively against players like Xiaomi and Samsung in the Indian market, said India will continue to be a critical growth driver for Realme and will be a “top priority” globally.

“Smartphones have become the focal point to stay connected in the era of social distancing and remote working. Many consumers make their purchases towards the festive season as you get good deals on electronics… the market has started to warm up for the upcoming festive season,” Realme India Chief Executive Officer Madhav Sheth told PTI.

He added that versatile products with best-in-segment features across different price points – from entry to mid-range – will stimulate purchasing among different sections of the consumers.

“We are eagerly

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Daily smartphone tracking planned for first recipients of COVID-19 vaccine – U.S.

Daily smartphone tracking planned for first recipients of COVID-19 vaccine


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WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Americans that get the first COVID-19 vaccines will be closely monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through daily text messages and emails, according to a federal advisory group.


Essential workers who are expected to be the first recipients will get daily text messages on their smartphones asking about side effects in the first week after they get the shot, and then they’ll be contacted weekly for six weeks, said Tom Shimabukuro, a CDC immunization expert, at a meeting of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Those workers could total about

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2021 Chevy Silverado updates bring towing tech and wireless smartphone capabilities

This is a 2020 Silverado, but the 2021 model looks exactly the same.


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The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado was likely in for some big updates, but the COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on such a major update, parent automaker General Motors said earlier this year. Now, it looks like Chevy has instead opted to fiddle with standard equipment and roll out a healthy assortment of new features for its bread-and-butter pickup.

Chevy on Monday revealed the 2021 Silverado’s new equipment list, which ranges from upgraded towing and payload ratings to new technology onboard the truck. Highlighting the changes are improved towing capacities for the 2.7-liter turbo-four and 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel engines. Those who opt for the four-cylinder Silverado in crew cab configuration will now have the ability to tow 9,300 pounds, up by 2,500 pounds, and a new regular cab model with a long bed will tow 9,600

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LG Q31 entry-level smartphone launched



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LG, which recently announced the unique LG Wing smartphone, has again expanded its smartphone lineup by making the LG Q31 official. This is an entry-level smartphone that comes carrying modest specifications and an affordable price tag. The features offered by it are no less attractive when compared to other smartphones in the same segment.

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Xiaomi could soon launch a cheaper smartphone with a 108-megapixel camera



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In July, there was a rumor about two cheap Xiaomi smartphones equipped with 64-megapixel and 108-megapixel cameras, but there has been no news since. Now, a well-known Weibo leaker has revealed the codenames of the two phones along with the model number of the 108-megapixel camera.

Last year, Xiaomi launched a trend for smartphone cameras with a high number of Megapixels. The first device, the Redmi Note 8 Pro, came with Samsung’s first 64-megapixel image sensor. A few months later, the company launched the Mi Note 10 with an impressive 108-megapixel camera. This huge sensor has already consolidated itself among the major manufacturers. And the 64-megapixel has even become common among mid-range devices.

OnePlus 8T 5G launch happening “soon”, promises faster performance

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Zhiyun Smooth XS review: You get what you pay for

Zhiyun Smooth XS on Beach Rock

A cursory search through Amazon for smartphone gimbals will bring up over a hundred options. Among all those choices, Chinese company Zhiyun has carved out a niche for itself as the budget brand-of-choice. Unsurprisingly, its latest release — the Zhiyun Smooth XS — is priced to move.

However, as with most things in life, you tend to get what you pay for with smartphone gimbals. In our Zhiyun Smooth XS review, we’re going to tell you what features you’ll be missing out on — and what hoops you’ll need to jump through — if you decide to buy the Smooth XS.

About this review: Zhiyun provided Android Authority with a retail version of the Zhiyun Smooth XS for this review. We used the device with the official ZY Cami app for Android, v1.0.23 (71) on the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Zhiyun Smooth XS review: The big picture

Zhiyun Smooth XS In Hand with Phone

With the term “XS”

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Royole New Foldable Smartphone FlexPai 2 is at the Heart of 2020 Flexible Technology Strategy

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Royole Corporation, a leading innovator and pioneer of next-generation, human-machine interface technologies and products such as fully flexible displays, fully flexible sensors, foldable smartphones and other smart devices, announces the global launch of the Royole FlexPai 2 smartphone. The successor to the world’s first smartphone with a fully flexible display, Royole FlexPai, FlexPai 2 has today been announced at the 2020 Royole Strategy and New Product Launch event and introduces upgrades in performance, design and user experience.

Utilizing Royole’s most advanced, third-generation Cicada Wing® fully flexible display, FlexPai 2 brings new possibilities for the human-machine interface and delivers the brightest, most color-rich screen of any foldable smartphone and with a response speed of just 0.4ms. Royole’s fully flexible display is extremely thin and light, like wings of the cicada, and is as smooth as a mirror. The display is super

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Anxious if smartphone not near? You’re not alone

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A study of young adults in Portugal has found that the sense of anxiety and fear some experience when they cannot access their smartphone could be linked to general feelings of isolation and inadequacy.

Ana-Paula Correia, an associate professor at Ohio State University and co-author of the study, said she began researching the topic in 2014 as a professor at Iowa State University. She said that she and her students noticed the number of young adults using their smartphone beyond its initial purpose, which was talking on a phone using a mobile network.

“We were intrigued by that, and we wanted to make some kind of measure to indicate that people are actually stressed when they are not with their smartphone close by or in a situation where it can’t work,” said Correia, who works in Ohio

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You Can Buy A 5G Smartphone For Under $500, Today

Amazon has the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G unlocked, for only $499. Perhaps making this the cheapest 5G smartphone that you aren’t buying from a carrier. That’s pretty impressive, and it’s only $100 off.

The Galaxy A71 is a really great smartphone to pick up. It’s a premium mid-range smartphone from Samsung with 5G support for both mmWave and Sub-6. Meaning that it is going to support all the 5G networks in the US. Including Verizon.

With 5G, your phone now delivers mind-boggling speeds, superior connections and nearly undetectable lag times.

Shoot professional-grade photos and videos with A71 5G’s quad lens camera. Shoot epic landscapes, dramatic portraits, and super clear and steady videos. With the 64MP main lens, you’ll capture all the beautiful details just as you see them.

See your entertainment in exquisite clarity and dramatic contrast on this massive 6.7″ Super AMOLED+ Infinity Display.

It’ll last all day long

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Samsung’s Affordable Galaxy S20 FE Smartphone Leaked In Video: What To Know

KEY POINTS

  • Samsung will be releasing an affordable smartphone called the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition very soon
  • The Galaxy S20 FE is expected to sell for at least $250 less than the Galaxy S20
  • A YouTuber acquired a unit ahead of release and leaked its specs and features

Samsung is expected to announce a new device during its Unpacked event, which the company calls a “Galaxy Unpacked for every fan,” on Wednesday, Sept. 23. But one YouTuber has already revealed the Galaxy S20 FE, or “fan edition,” ahead of the event.

YouTuber Jimmy Is Promo got his hands on a Galaxy S20 FE unit days before the Unpacked event and created a short video where he shows the device and talks about its specs, as well as why consumers should consider the handset. Here are some key takeaways from the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE video:

It’s cheaper than other Samsung

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